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Ellicott City

Despite nature's best efforts, Ellicott City, which was founded in 1772 as Ellicott Mills, stands today with all the old-country charm of its early days. Preservation is key to the community of Ellicott City, and restoring historic landmarks is something the residents believe in. Indeed, the town itself seems to want to be preserved, having survived three major fires and two major floods. Despite those potential disasters, Ellicott City thrives. New businesses have taken the place of burned-down ones on Main Street, and a railroad bridge at the end of the street is marked with lines that document the floods. Residents of the town, which is the seat of Howard County, have an unusually strong... Show more »
Despite nature's best efforts, Ellicott City, which was founded in 1772 as Ellicott Mills, stands today with all the old-country charm of its early days. Preservation is key to the community of Ellicott City, and restoring historic landmarks is something the residents believe in. Indeed, the town itself seems to want to be preserved, having survived three major fires and two major floods. Despite those potential disasters, Ellicott City thrives. New businesses have taken the place of burned-down ones on Main Street, and a railroad bridge at the end of the street is marked with lines that document the floods. Residents of the town, which is the seat of Howard County, have an unusually strong sense of community for this day and age. Also, the town often plays host to a weekend crowd of antique shoppers who come to peruse the many boutiques of the old town. Aside from the diversity of bars, restaurants and antique shops, Ellicott City offers quite a few buildings that are antiques themselves. Among these are the B&O Railroad Station Museum, the Patapsco Female Institute and just about every building on Main Street, from the pubs to the fire station -- almost all of which are rumored to be haunted. To that end, Ellicott City offers what is purportedly one of the best ghost tours in the state, which runs from April to December every year. « Show less

Top Ellicott City Articles

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  • Howard County natives tabbed for field hockey futures tournament

    Howard County natives tabbed for field hockey futures tournament
    Email sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. Monday. Field hockey Tori Raulin and Paige Reese were selected to participate in the USA Field Hockey National Futures Championship (NFC) tournament at the Spooky Nook complex in...
  • Bear sightings reported in parts of Howard County

    Chris Gleason walked outside early Tuesday to spend some time on his deck before heading to work, but he said he stopped dead in his tracks at the sight of an unexpected visitor: a black bear mere feet away. "As soon as I processed what it was, I was...
  • Army names Mount Hebron grad Waagbo first women's coach

    Army names Mount Hebron grad Waagbo first women's coach
    Mount Hebron graduate and former Duke standout Kristen Waagbo has been named the first women's lacrosse coach at Army. Waagbo will guide the Knights into their first season as a varsity program in 2016. They'll compete in the Patriot League, which...
  • Rare event as 'Giselle' comes to Rouse stage

    It's been years since a Russian superstar soared across a Howard County stage — memory takes me back to Mikhail Baryshnikov when he danced in the 2003 Columbia Festival of the Arts at Wilde Lake High School. Saturday evening, June 14, two...
  • Friends from Odenton come together to create 5-mile obstacle course race in Frederick

    Friends from Odenton come together to create 5-mile obstacle course race in Frederick
    On a hot day in May in a patch of grass near power lines in Odenton, Jared Conover and Ryan Smith are hard at work building a wooden frame that will soon be used in their new obstacle course. Insects buzz and a neighbor's chickens squawk in a nearby pen...
  • Unaccountable intelligence agencies [Letter]

    Unaccountable intelligence agencies [Letter]
    Attorney and former CIA officer Matthew Ferraro contends that U.S. intelligence agencies operate within "strict legal controls under the review of lawyers embedded at all levels, inspectors general, courts and Congress" ("The Snowden stigma," June 9)....
  • Enrique G. "Henry" Martinez, businessman

    Enrique G. "Henry" Martinez, businessman
    Enrique G. "Henry" Martinez, former owner and operator of a New York City import-export firm, died Friday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. He was 90. The son of Hilario Martinez, a boxer, and...
  • Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Qureshi, surgeon

    Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Qureshi, surgeon
    Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Qureshi, a retired surgeon who worked with the elderly residents of Baltimore's public high-rise apartments, died of complications of Alzheimer's disease May 6 at Quail Run Assisted Living in Perry Hall. He was 75 and had lived in...
  • Musicians will take you on a world tour

    Musicians will take you on a world tour
    If you visited all of the countries musically sampled in the Columbia Orchestra's season-concluding concert, you would be away the entire summer. Fortunately, you can make a vicarious trip in a single evening at a program titled "Exotic Landscapes" on...
  • Cat missing after Ellicott City fire displaces four

    Cat missing after Ellicott City fire displaces four
    A cat has been reported missing after an Ellicott City house fire Thursday displaced four adults and caused $600,000 in damages, according to Howard County fire officials. A second cat believed to be living in the home has ben found safely, officials...
  • Local singer gets second shot at 'The Voice' [Ellicott City]

    Last summer, 19-year old Trevor Pozoulakis first auditioned for the NBC television show "The Voice" in New York.   While the Howard Community College student didn't make the final cut with his rendition of "Sunday Morning" by Maroon 5, the aspiring...
  • First dog park opens in Columbia

    First dog park opens in Columbia
    After years of hounding, and sometimes begging, Columbia dog owners have the park they've been waiting for as the Columbia Association DogPark opened its gates for the first time this past weekend. The 2.7-acre DogPark, which is at 5901 Rivendell Lane...